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Based upon a world-wide DNA library of every living individual (I’ve seen the future, and its coming), computerized DNA matching of the entire population. While an exact match is unlikely, a reasonably close match is possible. Get to know these people. They are very much like you. Become friends. You never know, one day you may need a kidney...

Come to think of it, your entire group may need kidneys. But at least you have a ready made support group.
pluterday, Mar 03 2003

Should lead to a lot more stories like this one... http://www.nytimes....yregion/03TWIN.html
[DrCurry, Oct 04 2004]

Doppelganger Search System http://www.halfbake...r_20Search_20System
[waugsqueke, Oct 04 2004]

rare blood club http://www.njcommun...0510942032345003397
like this? [ato_de, Oct 04 2004]

Variations On a Theme of You http://blue.census....i-bin/ipc/popclockw
And counting... [lostdog, Oct 04 2004]

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       Sounds like the plot for a thriller. (Having just seen the Clint Eastwood movie where the bad guy bumps people off just because they have heart types that match the hero, who is in need of a transplant.)
DrCurry, Mar 03 2003
  

       Pluter, not understanding much about genetics, has been grouped with Koko. (A 98% match, they say!)
pluterday, Mar 03 2003
  

       Good so far, but Detective Snarfyguy woud naturally deduce that "nearly the same" (the same only bigger?) doesn't mean equivalent. Meanwhile Dimandja works the man / mouse angle, checking the serial numbers of all the Mouse-a-Pults in the area.   

       Which would be followed by a car chase ending up at Film Noir Home where ravenswood is hiding out...   

       Dum-da-DUM-dum!
snarfyguy, Mar 03 2003
  

       Meanwhile, Koko gets away, scot-free... It was the ape, I tell you!
RayfordSteele, Mar 04 2003
  

       ato_de, your link is completely screwed up. You got stuff in the wrong fields.
waugsqueke, Mar 07 2003
  

       i just had a thought...(unusual for me). couldn't you murder your identical twin, and even if you left some of your won blood at the scene, you could call it a suicide?
igirl, Mar 08 2003
  

       Only if you left no fingerprints. Though why would you want to murder your twin? (Most crimes are solved on the basis of motive, so if you really didn't get on with your twin, you'd be the first person given the third degree.)
DrCurry, Mar 08 2003
  

       <pedant>your elf</pedant>
thumbwax, Mar 08 2003
  

       but, at least for sloppy me, all the fingerprints would be smudged and could be linked to my twin. as far as motive goes, i'm repressive, so i doubt anyone would be able to guess
igirl, Mar 08 2003
  

       Pay attention please. She said they were smudged.
Worldgineer, Mar 08 2003
  

       Well they couldn't. If anything, smudged prints would be linked to igirl since she's the sloppy one.
Worldgineer, Mar 08 2003
  

       // ... even if you left some of your won blood at the scene, you could call it a suicide? //   

       "He was stabbed fourteen times in the face, Captain. Looks like a suicide."
waugsqueke, Mar 08 2003
  

       ...and twice in the back.
thumbwax, Mar 08 2003
  

       "...and the tips of his fingers are smudged."
FarmerJohn, Mar 08 2003
  

       Or you could become a Raelian, clone yourself, and harvest parts at a later date.   

       <ducks and runs for cover>
Shz, Mar 08 2003
  

       no, two of me is just scary
igirl, Mar 09 2003
  

       Or find the closest DNA match to your current partner, just in case.   

       "You're one in a million, babe."   

       In a world of six billion people, that still gives you a bit of leeway if things don't work out...
lostdog, Mar 09 2003
  

       Nope, no genetic match, these people are all human. *Sigh*   

       You only wanted a tissue sample from them, why do you need a whole organ from me, huh? Get your own squedillysplootch. +
sartep, Oct 06 2004
  
      
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